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Hidden Code on Obamacare Website: ‘No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy’
CNSNews ^ | October 24, 2013 - 11:16 AM | Melanie Hunter

Posted on 10/24/2013 9:35:12 AM PDT by chessplayer

Edited on 10/24/2013 11:12:37 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on Thursday grilled Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president of CGI Federal Inc., the company that built the Obamacare health care exchange website, on language hidden in source code that says applicants have “no reasonable expectation of privacy.”

Campbell did not contest that this was the cases,

“This is the part of the signup that is hidden," said Barton. "The applicant does not see this, but it is in the source code, and what that blue highlighted area that’s been circled in red says is: ‘You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transmitting or stored on this information system."

The HIPAA Privacy Rule “establishes national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically.”

“HIPAA is designed to protect the patient’s privacy, and this explicitly says in order to continue, you have to accept this condition that you have no privacy, or no reasonable expectation of privacy,” he said.

Excerpt, read the rest at cnsnews


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS:
bammer - "we don't need no steenkin HIPAA."
1 posted on 10/24/2013 9:35:12 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Frankly listening the dimboob committee member talking about how the issue of privacy is just a Republican scare tactic left me rolling on the floor laughing.

BUT I’m the kook.

This issue is not going to be outdone by immigration reform or anything else for that matter. Failure is on the TV for all to see.


2 posted on 10/24/2013 9:46:06 AM PDT by wita
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To: chessplayer

If it doesn’t show on the screen, I’d say it doesn’t apply. Even more so if it’s just some boilerplate in a comment that isn’t even in the executing code.


3 posted on 10/24/2013 9:46:51 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: chessplayer
“no reasonable expectation of privacy” is what's all entrance signs to America now. all your data are belong to us. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

4 posted on 10/24/2013 9:48:22 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: chessplayer
All these jackasses that are signing up will have to make other arrangements when we repeal Obamacare. It will be repealed.
5 posted on 10/24/2013 9:48:23 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: wita
Frankly listening the dimboob committee member talking about how the issue of privacy is just a Republican scare tactic left me rolling on the floor laughing.

I am a pharmacist. Willfully violating HIPPA is a very quick way to get fired. It can also get you prosecuted and your employer prosecuted. HIPPA violations are very serious.

6 posted on 10/24/2013 10:01:43 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Logical me

“It will be repealed.”

It must be repealed, one way or another. I am so ******* angry! Insurance companies, hospitals and doctors are already in turmoil. The wheels of destruction are already turning. Even if this Communist monstrosity was killed off today, the damage to our medical system has already begun and won’t be repaired soon, if ever. Those retired doctors won’t be back.


7 posted on 10/24/2013 10:02:06 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: chessplayer

and if the GOP had two brain cells working they’d be shouting this from the top of the capitol.


8 posted on 10/24/2013 10:15:48 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: cpdiii
No kidding....!!

I'm a healthcare worker...and I could get ruined financially by the HIPPA police.

Personally I think it's just another Atlas Shrugged moment. We are at the point...where you will be breaking a law..and never know it.

9 posted on 10/24/2013 10:23:04 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: chessplayer; Admin Moderator

Why is this not Front Page News?


10 posted on 10/24/2013 10:59:41 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("There's always free cheese in a mousetrap." - Marine Col. Peter Martino)
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To: jiggyboy
Having been a coder for decades, I've see thousands of such messages. They generally point toward what other coders should find helpful in determining what to do as coding choices come up.

I would interpret this to mean that some lead coder is saying to those who may follow, "Don't bother going to any extra design or coding efforts to insure data privacy."

Perhaps as someone upthread said, "We don't need no steenking extra work to clutter up our lines of code!   Fast and loose, guys, fast and loose!"

HF

11 posted on 10/24/2013 11:18:45 AM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: chessplayer

This whole fu**n scam is a joke.

How many supreme court challenges will there be before this thing implodes?

EVERYBODY that voted for this POS should be hanging from lamp posts in D.C.


12 posted on 10/24/2013 11:46:55 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: chessplayer; All

6:45 Minutes
Rep. Barton exposes ObamaCare Privacy concerns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBd5BmUACYQ


13 posted on 10/24/2013 1:20:17 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: chessplayer

Stop Watching Us: The Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGmiw_rrNxk
now all of a sudden the left cares about our government spying on us.welcome to the party- 20 years late.


14 posted on 10/24/2013 1:23:34 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: cpdiii

I am a pharmacist. Willfully violating HIPPA is a very quick way to get fired. It can also get you prosecuted and your employer prosecuted. HIPPA violations are very serious.

For you, yes, for the government not so serious, because data is everything what the government wants the government gets. Including all of Angela Merkal’s phone calls and text messages.


15 posted on 10/24/2013 1:35:19 PM PDT by wita
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To: cpdiii

HIPPA = HIPAA


16 posted on 10/24/2013 1:42:04 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("A hyphenated American is not an American at all." Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: wita; chessplayer; Travis McGee; Southack
Frankly listening the dimboob committee member talking about how the issue of privacy is just a Republican scare tactic left me rolling on the floor laughing.

These guys are just f***ing insane.

I mean, SERIOUSLY f***ing insane.

I work with HIPAA requirements EACH AND EVERY DAY.

So according to these maniacs, I can simply disregard HIPAA now???!?

The whole lot of them need to be arrested outright. Put them in a state, put a barbed wire perimeter fence around the state, and call it a prison.

17 posted on 10/24/2013 1:45:54 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: cpdiii
I am a pharmacist. Willfully violating HIPPA is a very quick way to get fired. It can also get you prosecuted and your employer prosecuted. HIPPA violations are very serious.

Apparently all you need to do is change your voter registration to Democrat, and you're good to go!

18 posted on 10/24/2013 1:46:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
The Repubs should have at least 20 special prosecutors working full time.
I can promise you that the RATs would if the Repubs were this hubris.
19 posted on 10/24/2013 1:50:47 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

Look. Understand something. The Republicans are completely co-opted now. They play the Washington Generals, while the Democrats play the Harlem Globetrotters. That’s why you see the Republicans taking any level of abuse, while the Dems never see a problem. In the end, everyone gets paid, while America gets PLAYED.


20 posted on 10/24/2013 1:53:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: ealgeone

“and if the GOP had two brain cells working they’d be shouting this from the top of the capitol.”

They know, they are in on it with the democrats.


21 posted on 10/24/2013 2:12:41 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: chessplayer
“HIPAA is designed to protect the patient’s privacy,

LOL! I can name several high profile conservatives where that law certainly failed..........

22 posted on 10/24/2013 2:31:13 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Make sure you have removed the kleenex from your pockets before doing laundry)
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To: Slambat
"They (repubs) know. They are in on it with the democrats"

That's what it looks like. But then the question becomes: What do we do now?

23 posted on 10/24/2013 2:42:37 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: cpdiii

Yes, but HIPPA applies to you...does it apply to them? We know that for the most part it doesnt apply to your private information being forwarded to various government agencies.


24 posted on 10/24/2013 3:30:53 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: unixfox

I will buy the rope, I have been ready for years.


25 posted on 10/24/2013 3:49:42 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Rafael Cruz is an American hero, and he makes me proud to be Texan.)
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To: chessplayer; wita; jiggyboy; TurboZamboni; Logical me; cpdiii; TexasRepublic; ealgeone; ...

The segment is 10:46 minutes long. At 4:46 Eric Boling jumps into the conversation.

Eric Boling talked to a lawyer. The Democrat (Pallone) is wrong – when you check that box you are NOT agreeing with HIPPA.

HHS has bypassed HIPAA - Obamacare is not a covered entity for HIPAA if you check the box you DO give up your privacy.

ObamaCare contractors grilled over website privacy concerns
http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/the-five/videos#v/2766966232001

FYI - the idea is for Obamacare to fail so single-payer is THE option.
6:14 Minutes
LIMBAUGH: Obama So Incompetent He Can’t Even Design A System That Is Supposed To Fail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYu_SWs9RrA


26 posted on 10/24/2013 4:36:20 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Lazamataz

Works for me, a small state like Delaware or Rhode Island
or maybe Puerto Rico our 57th state.


27 posted on 10/24/2013 5:13:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Maybe just fence off D.C. put in one way doors you
can go in but never leave.


28 posted on 10/24/2013 5:16:04 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: chessplayer
Do you really believe that by signing up for CACA-CARE you void any right to privacy?

I find that impossible to believe. If some jerk in some clinic made my medical file the subject of gossip or blackmail....well, I do not want to say what might happen for such a privacy violation.

My issue is that medical records will be in the grubby hands of the low-lifes at IRS. You should be afraid, very afraid of that. They have a bad record of protecting privacy.

29 posted on 10/24/2013 6:31:13 PM PDT by Rapscallion (What he calls "transforming" is actually destroying.)
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To: chessplayer
Why worry about the Obamadoesn'tscare site?

Experian Sold your Consumer Data to an ID Theft Service

30 posted on 10/24/2013 8:30:57 PM PDT by Daffynition (*$17,000,000,000,000*)
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To: chessplayer

There’s never any Privacy in a Concentration Camp:

Once “in” the “Education” for assigned Work Camp commences. Plenty made sure they wouldn’t go “in.” (The Exempt Ones)

Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager


31 posted on 10/24/2013 9:01:53 PM PDT by Varsity Flight (Extortion-Care is the Government Work-Camp: Arbeitsziehungslager)
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To: Whenifhow

BTTT!


32 posted on 10/24/2013 9:13:26 PM PDT by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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To: jiggyboy
If it doesn’t show on the screen, I’d say it doesn’t apply. Even more so if it’s just some boilerplate in a comment that isn’t even in the executing code.

Who's to say, later, after the damage to privacy has occurred, and maybe a lawsuit is brought? It would be impossible to say what was on the screen and when. Besides, doesn't our government have sovereign immunity to just say FY?

33 posted on 10/25/2013 2:06:54 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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